Formula 105

For industrial wastewater treatment FORMULA 105 effectively and safely controls industrial wastewater odor in sludge and sewage, lift stations, air scrubbers and wastewater lagoons without masking agents or VOC emissions. Customers report reduction of suspended solids (saving on sewage up-charges), and accelerated flocculation of metal sludge.

This odor control product also enhances aerobic bacteria in lagoons. FORMULA 105 is a biodegradable product, suitable for sludge that is land applied. It can be used in recycled water. Safe for employees and equipment, FORMULA 105 is non-toxic, non-corrosive, and not harmful to the environment.

This concentrate needs only a chemical metering pump to inject into the water system where it remains. There are no emissions into the atmosphere. More details and examples below; for specific questions about your situation, we encourage you to contact The Definitive Deodorant Co. at 1-800-844-4032 or

Formula 105 Exceeds Expectations

EFFECTIVE wastewater odor neutralizer

ELIMINATES odor in wastewater, sludge, air scrubbers, lift stations

REDUCES Hydrogen Sulfide odor without harming bacteria

REDUCES total suspended solids with regular use

SAFE for people and equipment; not harmful to the environment; biodegradable, non-toxic

NO EMISSIONS into the atmosphere; remains in the wastewater system

ENHANCES aerobic bacteria in lagoons, resulting in more vigorous colonies, and solids digestion

DECREASED usage in lagoons is typical over time

NO EXPENSIVE EQUIPMENT needed; uses a simple chemical metering pump

Formula 105 Applications

Designed to neutralize water-borne odors, FORMULA 105 is suitable for a variety of industrial applications. We believe you will find the effectiveness, environmental safety, human safety and cost to be superior to other products used in deodorizing. This product has been especially useful for plants near residential areas where neutralizing odors (not odor masking) is a priority.

FORMULA 105 Industrial has a great affinity for suspended solids and vapors in water, and complexes with them in such a manner as to control their ability to create odor. This product has been used for many years to eliminate odors in wastewater lagoons of agricultural and chemical plants, in air scrubbing equipment, in sludge, and has been successfully used for treating odors from sewage, plants producing sulfur odor, and wastewater containing zirconium sediment, among other things.

Formula 105 Benefits

Effective Odor Control

Neutralizes water based odors without perfumes, masking agents, oxidizers. No chlorine-based products or other dangerous volatile organic compounds. FORMULA 105 remains within the system into which it is injected--doesn’t migrate into the atmosphere. This product is effective in small amounts. As a rule of thumb, we recommend 1 part of FORMULA 105 per 100 parts suspended solids and vapors in water (1:100). Product is most effective when agitation is present to ensure dispersion to all areas of containment ponds, lagoons. Usage in air scrubbers is determined by on-site tests.

Environmental Safety

FORMULA 105 Industrial has been tested by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (one of the nation’s most environmentally stringent) and judged “not harmful to the environment”. Ideal for lagoons where aerobic bacteria are present; does not harm bacteria’s ability to digest solids. FORMULA 105 is non-carcinogenic and biodegradable in water. Suitable for land application when used in wastewater where that is permissible. Accepted by the USDA for use in inedible processing areas.

Human Safety

FORMULA 105 is non-corrosive, non-volatile, non-toxic. It does not burn or irritate skin, eyes, or breathing passages. If product comes in contact with skin, simply wipe off with paper towel, then wash with soap and water. If in eyes, flush with water.

Cost Effective

Unlike some products often used, FORMULA 105 was designed to neutralize odor, and relatively small amounts are required. This product is sold in 55 gallon drums, not tank loads. Since less is required, this can mean a savings in storage space, time and manpower. Often it means a savings in money. The amount effective for odor control may well cost less overall.

FORMULA 105 is safe for your employees and equipment. This non-corrosive product will not contribute to machinery wear or breakdown.

Additional Benefits


Does not promote machinery wear and breakdown, unlike some caustic and corrosive oxidizers, even in equipment operating at high temperatures. FORMULA 105 does not promote foaming. Unlike some products sold for odor control, no additional acids or other chemicals are required to alter pH. No additional expensive equipment needed to inject FORMULA 105 into wastewater system, just a simple chemical metering pump.


When used to deodorize a zirconium plant’s wastewater, FORMULA 105 accelerated the flocculation of heavy metal sediment. In wastewater with aerobic bacteria, this product seems to assist bacteria. When FORMULA 105 combines with suspended solids, it not only reduces their ability to create odor, it also appears to reduce their appetite for dissolved oxygen in water. This leaves more oxygen for bacteria in the water. The bacteria become more vigorous, and digest solids more efficiently.

User Experiences

A rendering plant in Texas tried FORMULA 105 in their air scrubber and also tried chlorine dioxide, which appeared to be cheaper. In the long run, the plant manager concluded that the problems associated with large amounts of chlorine dioxide (using three pumps that were prone to breakdown with that chemical) vs. small amounts using one pump made FORMULA 105 the reliable and cost effective choice.

A biopharmaceutical plant in Massachusetts used FORMULA 105 to control lagoon odors, and continued regularly injecting small amounts. Their total suspended solids were in the range of 3500 ppm. Less than 6 months later, it was under the 400 ppm threshold level set by local wastewater authorities. The money that the plant saves on monthly sewage upcharges more than pays the cost of FORMULA 105.

An older facility operated by a gas company in Alberta, Canada used small amounts of FORMULA 105 to control sulfur odors -- and reduce neighbors’ complaints -- while waiting for their new plant to finish construction. FORMULA 105 helped the company with public relations.

An innovative hotel in St. John, US Virgin Islands has a unique facility that recycles wastewater for landscape irrigation. In addition to wanting minimal grey water odor, the aerated septic holding tank was near the pool area. After an initial "jolt" they found 80 ounces a week of FORMULA 105 was sufficient to maintain an odor-free system in a lovely tropical environment.

A wastewater treatment plant in Texas substituted FORMULA 105 for a biocide, and were able to control hydrogen sulfide odors without harming bacteria.

About The Definitive Deodorant Company

The Definitive Deodorant Company specializes in manufacturing odor neutralizers for industrial, and commercial use. The industrial version of FORMULA 105TM has been used nearly 30 years at locations where effective odor control and safety concerns are important. This unscented product is superior to chemicals such as sodium hypochlorite and chlorine dioxide in effectiveness, safety and cost. Meat packing and rendering plants use it in machinery that operates at high temperatures. They also use it in wastewater lagoons where it benefits aerobic bacteria essential for waste breakdown. Safe for equipment, safe for lagoons.

The Definitive Deodorant Company
P.O. Box 34722
North Kansas City, MO 64116
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